Anne Kirkpatrick's new album available August 28!
Anne Kirkpatrick and Bill Chambers; two of Australia's most respected musicians have joined forces to record (and jointly produce) what can only be described as a stunning classic style country duet. The resulting duet "Here We Are" is the first single to be lifted from Anne Kirkpatrick's upcoming career spanning album Annethology.
"Guess between Bill and I, we've covered a lot of kilometres (...miles even!) and done a lot of recording sessions. We have a lot of common ground musically and I, for one, jumped at the opportunity to record with Bill and record such a classic style country song in the vein of an old George Jones or Buck Owens tune , with someone who is as enthusiastic about that music as I am". Anne Kirkpatrick
In their respective family groups, Anne ( The Slim Dusty Family Show) and Bills ( Dead Ringer Band) touring paths must have crossed, but surprisingly the "Here We Are" recording is the very first time they have actually worked together in the studio.
"Anne's voice is a perfect example of pure country soul"
"I've been a huge fan of Anne Kirkpatrick ever since she performed as a teenager in the Slim Dusty show many years ago. Getting to work with Anne and sing the duet was definitely a career highlight for me". Bill ChambersApart from the 2 brand new tracks, the aptly titled Annethology also features 21 of Anne's classic recordings from her long and enduring solo career (1974-2010). The Annethology album will be released August 28 on Dusty Families Nulla Records label (distributed by EMI Music) and will be available on CD through retail and online as a Digital Download.
Singer songwriter Anne Kirkpatrick
seemed destined to be a performer being the daughter of country music legends Slim Dusty and Joy McKean.
During a career that has spanned over 4 decades, since the age of ten in her parents' travelling country show, Anne Kirkpatrick has been described as "a true revolutionary" and "the godmother of Australian new country".